Korean Light Manufacturer to Build New Georgia Plant

Noria news wires

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Korea-based light manufacturer Wells Lighting will locate its first North American headquarters in Millen, Georgia, creating more than 200 jobs and investing $30 million in the project over the next two years.

"The state of Georgia has long valued our relationship with Korea, a partnership that has paid dividends for both Koreans and for Georgians," said Deal. "Wells Lighting's decision to establish its first North American headquarters in our state tells us that our qualified workforce, diverse business network and pro-business environment continue to attract investment from leading companies around the world."

Established in 2008, Wells Lighting produces general lighting/streetlights, industrial lighting, solar street lights and smart control system lights. The company will locate to an existing 92,000-square-foot building, which will house the company's headquarter operations, research and development initiatives, and manufacturing operations for its new LED lighting production line.

"After much consideration, Georgia was the ideal place for us to locate our U.S. operations," said Wells Lighting CEO and chairman Dae Woo Kim. "As the demand for our product continues to grow, we are confident that we can best meet our customers with our U.S. operations in Jenkins County."

For more information, visit gov.georgia.gov.

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